Re: [fscb] Raingardening websites
- Steve wrote: A couple people will be gathering at my house, 2703
> Oakridge, on Sat. May 11 at 9 a.m. to work on a rain garden. Anyone isMornin Steve and All who have a rain gardening itch,
> welcome to help out. Please let me know if you're coming. >
Ill be in Connecticut May 3-14 so please report on the first
raingarden in our east neck of the woods!
Took a closer look at the websites. Some suggest rain gardens
can be rather costly & complicated and maybe so, but Roger
Bannerman paid big bucks to have his established and he's the
first to say he's no gardener. I go for planting anything that will
need watering anyway lower to cut back on the drinking water
needed for them to survive. A level bottom lets the water spread
across the bed and reach more roots.
I'm slowing getting rain to 'sheet' off the sidewalk better and water
the plants in the front terrace, instead channeling along the paths to
the road. The raised beds I'm lowering were a result of years of
following horticultural tridition and marketing advice. But horticulture
is from the British Isles. So are lawn grasses and creeping charlie.
This article seems to cover small city yards better than the others...
Twin Cities Green Guide SAVE THE RAINWATER!
by Dave Stack